Growing up around the music industry, Rehya Stevens knew as a teenager that her passion for music would lead her to be a professional musician. Learn how she uses a live performance to connect with her audience.

For the last 17 years, Rehya Stevens has been an independent artist, becoming a successful session and live singer and independent songwriter. She believes there is no better time to be an independent female artist and shares some words of wisdom for current artists.

live performance

Streams of Income

  • Streams of income are seasonallive performance
  • Teaches music lessons
  • Live Performance
  • Publishing and sync licensing

Favorite Live Performance Venues and Booking

  • Does her own bookinglive performance
  • Works with an agency that books her for private parties
  • Enjoys intimate venues
  • Being entertained by her audience
  • Favorite venues include Genghis Cohen and the Crest Theater in Sacramento

Words of Wisdom for Fellow Artists

  • Find out what advice she received from Burt Bacharachlive performance
  • When singing – think about the story, not how you’re singing it
  • The heart of any live performance comes from your rapport with the audience
  • Life is not all about career. Make room for the other things

Using A Live Performance to Engage with Fans

  • Performing live is the deepest way to connect with fans
  • Email List
  • Work at online social media
  • Post something inspiring with substance to support it


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic